Keyword: Consumer Sector

Is a sector of the economy represented in a diversified portfolio by household and leisure goods producers, food processing and beverage makers, automobiles, electronics and other light manufacturing and retail companies. This is a somewhat defensive sector which tends to lag in uptrends but to hold well in sagging markets. When the economy is growing there tends to be an increased demand for higher-end and luxury products. A contracting economy will produce demand for products to satisfy value-conscious consumers. And some products, such as food, are consumer necessities no matter the economic conditions. (See also Sector Investing, Finance Sector, Utility Sector, Manufacturing Sector, Resource Sector and Multi-Sector.)

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